Yes, I get the comparison in terms of their rhetorical styles. But the caricature of Chávez as just an uncouth blowhard is downright insulting to Venezuelans who now live with his toxic legacy.
Most of the region has united to reject the legitimacy of the constituent assembly in Venezuela, with a few crucial (and predictable) holdouts. What they’ll do next, though, is anyone’s guess.
Ante la grave violación a los derechos humanos en Venezuela, abandonar este organismo es una decisión que merece ser considerada para defender honesta y abiertamente la democracia en América Latina.
Added to the very real risk of the flow of returning Colombians and Venezuelans fleeing across the border creating a massive refugee crisis, security experts are also concerned about a possible military conflict ginned up by a wounded Maduro government.
Given the serious violation of human rights in Venezuela, it’s time truly democratic governments consider abandoning CELAC to defend democracy in Latin America.
Venezuela is approaching a pivotal moment this weekend. Has the U.S. ceded too much leadership in the region to make a difference?
As the OAS continues to fail to act on the worsening situation in Venezuela, regular citizens have taken an interest in the Organization’s work.
The roots of Venezuela’s food insecurity stretch back more than a century. But it took the current government’s severely misguided policies to bring the country to the brink of starvation.
President Nicolás Maduro shocked Venezuela this week when he announced he was giving exceptional powers to his Defense Minister, General Vladimir Padrino López. Was this a palace-coup by the military against a rudderless, discredited Maduro government?
A careful review of the data reveals an increase in political detention and imprisonment in Venezuela—often without trial—and illustrates the justifications the government uses to silence its opponents.